Yesterday, as I walked into the gym, I was greeted by one of the other trainers.
"Hey Socks!" he called to me as I walked past him toward the locker room door.
"Hi!" I said, and continued into the locker room. As the door closed behind me I heard his client ask "you call her that?"
I dropped my back in a locker, and headed back out. "Socks," he called out to me once I was out of the locker room, "how many pairs of sock like that do you own?" He waved toward today's socks, with paper airplanes all over them.
"Well, I've been wearing a different pair every day since the start of the year. It's over 100 now, and I still have a bunch to go."
"See!" he said to his client.
He's not the only one who calls me "Socks" at the gym, either. It's fun having a nick name.
Things my trainer and I talked about:
-South Park. I don't watch it. This makes him sad.
-Human Centipede. He watched it. I've only seen the 45 minute verbal recap via Tosh.
-Having a Tosh.0 watching party.
-Creepy clown movies.
-Trampolines make me have to poop.
15 hamstring curls
15 leg extensions
15 (per side) step ups with knee raises
15 (per side) angled lunges
And then we boxed.
We started out with the normal stuff, where he'd give me a set of movements, and I'd repeat them. Then things got crazy. He assigned a number to jabs and crosses for each arm, and would just call out numbers, sometimes slightly faster than my brain could process them. This led to a pretty good ab workout, too, since sometimes I would be laughing too hard from messing up to properly throw any more punches.
I love doing boxing stuff. It's fun and slightly silly (because I'M slightly silly), and it feels like an excellent workout.
I was wearing the right top for sweat marks, too. SCORE!
Today is a busy day. I need to clear out the guest room. My brother and SIL are moving in with us for a week before they leave the country (6 months of travel while working. Best vacation ever!). We're having lunch with one friend, and dinner with another (Happy birthday April!). Busy, busy day.
But, it's okay, since I fit in three runs and two training sessions this week. Guilt free weekend! Score!
What are your plans for today?
Do you have nicknames when you go places?